Fall 2022 Health & Safety

Ensuring the safety of our students, employees, and members of the community continues to be a priority at CWU. This means we must continue to be vigilant throughout fall quarter.

On-campus testing and booster shots

CWU Student Health Services has been offering regular on-campus COVID-19 testing and booster shot clinics to students and employees. For updated information, visit the SHS Testing and Booster Clinics webpage.

Free N95/KN95 Face Masks Available on Campus

During fall quarter, face coverings are no longer required inside all CWU campus facilities, or outside in large gatherings. Those who would like to continue wearing face coverings may continue to do so and are welcome to pick up a free mask at the following locations:

Ellensburg Campus

SURC Information Desk
Hours: Check the SURC website for hours of operation

Human Resources Office – front desk
Mitchell Hall 1st Floor
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sites and Centers

Call or email the center or site for information regarding pick-up locations.

    When is it safe to come to campus?

    In the case of a positive test, CWU students and employees — both vaccinated and unvaccinated — must follow these protocols (available on CDC website). See this flowchart to help you make the best decision.

    • Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home.
    • End isolation after 5 full days when you are fever-free for 24 hours (without using fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
    • If you do not develop symptoms, end isolation after 5 full days after your positive test.
    • If ill with COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 10 days and consult with your health care provider.
      • Note: Students living on campus may have the option of testing out of isolation early, depending on eligibility and testing availability.
    • Continue to wear face coverings inside all facilities as well as outside when in large gatherings. N95/KN95 masks are strongly encouraged over cloth masks.

    Vaccination Requirement

    Campus Safety Guidelines

    • Face coverings are no longer required in indoor or outdoor spaces on campus. However, those who would like to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so.
    • Campus facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
    • Six-foot physical distancing will not be required.

    Health & Wellness Services

    Staff and faculty who need counseling services should contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).